Gov. Abbott: Texas Is Saying 'No More' Syrian Refugees
Texas is home to America's second-largest number of recently resettled Syrian refugees, and therefore “has done more than its fair share,” said Gov. Greg Abbott.
In an interview with Gretchen Carlson this afternoon, Gov. Abbott slammed President Obama’s decision to continue allowing in refugees, adding that it would be “irresponsible” for states to “be forced” to accept them.
“We’ve had three ISIS-related incidents already,” Abbott said. “And now with the possible connection of one of the Syrian refugees being involved in the terrorism attack in Paris, Texas is saying, ‘No more.’”
The governor said his office is looking forward to speaking with the White House in a conference call planned for tonight, though he said not much can be done to change his mind.
“Because of the inability to establish good tracking information about the background of the Syrian refugees, I would say it is impossible for them to meet our standard, our criteria, to accept any further refugees,” he said.
Watch more of Gov. Abbott’s interview above.